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  • DW DuBois28 September 2016

    Peter - P/N 376-415 is JUST the nipple, which is approximately 3/4 inch. 376-405 is the compression nut that attaches the nipple to the fitting in the tank. If you are looking for a means of lengthening the pipe, just solder the nipple to a piece of pipe about 3" long, attach the nipple to the fuel tank outlet, then bridge the gap with some fuel hose. Cheers - Dave

  • Daniel Stapleton28 September 2016

    I think I only got about 35 when I sold my spare Ital engine and I think I'll hang onto my Marina engine for a while longer - unless someone makes me a great offer!

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget28 September 2016

    Dave oneil

    .. GREAT POINT on the engine mounts i had forgotten that issue conserning the newer mounts. Vs the older

    definatly worth consideration


  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget28 September 2016

    Sorry on 3rd paragraph .... higher octan should read higher CR


  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget28 September 2016

    Forgot to mention

    for a street car i wouldnt go for max CR ...

    1. to many changes are happening to fuel ... 15 years ago our fuel was still non ethinol and primium 98 octan was at almost every all our fuel is ethinol based at 10% and going to 15 % shortly and our primium is 91 octan and all of it other then boat and airplane fuel is ethinol based

    so a common hot r...

  • P G Gilvarry28 September 2016

    Does anybody know the approximate length of 376-415?

    I have a leak from the fuel line where it attaches to the tank and believe it is the "shoulder" fitting that is soldered to the line.

    376-415 and 376-405 are offered as options from the early MGB tanks.

    I can go rubber hose to my backup fuel pump as I only have about 15" of copper currently.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Peter Burgess Tuning28 September 2016

    Start with a 1500 head, a mm off will take you near enough 9.8 ish to 1. The chambers are fine. Fit the MKIV large inlet valve, three angle in and ex seats, mod the backs of the valves with a 30 degree cut. Blend in the valve throats to the larger inlet valve, blend the ex throats and away you go.

  • GuyW28 September 2016

    I presume by Piston Volume you mean the volume above the piston and below the block deck, not actually the volume of the piston! Generally this is the dish in the piston plus the volume given by the piston clearance to the block surface X area of the piston top.

    Pretty sure the 1300 head (1275?) doesn't give 10.5 CR as standard. Where did that figure come from? Or is it a Metro 1300 head?<...

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget28 September 2016

    Im back

    rather then relive the cly head thur combustion chamber grinding use the comtic cly head gasket... you can get them as thin as 1/32 of inch to over 3/8 of an inch thick

    What i learned about modifying cly heads is less is more when it comes to grinding.... the biggest area to work id the blob that bolds the guilds ... you want ro grind that out so its a gentle s...

  • Geoffrey M Baker28 September 2016

    JR, find out how much they charge for shop time... You could pay more for an hour's shop time that it costs to replace... here's one on ebay for $100 or best offer...



    Up for sale is my 1958 Frogeye. I purchased the car in Jan 2015, having been recently reimported from South Africa where it had spent its entire life. Insurance agreed value is 25k.

    Information on the car is below:

    - 1958 car (AN5\3009). Fully restored in South Africa with photos to prove.
    - Original 948cc engine (matches heritage cert) now on 1 1/4 twin carbs, (develops 56bhp)....


    MG TD Collection, Restoration Projects
    I am selling my life time collection of MG TDs, a purpose built trailer, books, and tools. There are 4 MGTDs and a fifth partial (frame and some sheet metal) parts car. Two are 1951 and 2 are 1952 (one 1952 is a TDC Competition car). The extra frame/parts car is also a 1952. These cars are not cars that were put away and left to decay. They are all...


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